Features

[Column] Nalin Jena: Making textbooks affordable and available for every student in Kenya

03-29-2018 | 09:12:43
Every January just before the start of the new school year, parents in Kenya and across Africa often face a huge headache: purchasing textbooks and school uniforms for the school year ahead.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Sacrificing investments at the altar of consumerism

03-29-2018 | 08:28:00
Sub Saharan Africa is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for luxury products and services. This is particularly being driven by a booming middle class.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: Data - the fertilizer that will feed Africa's agricultural transformation

03-27-2018 | 13:27:00
Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, IoT and machine learning has made companies, governments and policy-makers sit up.

[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Mobile money partnerships present an opportunity for banks in emerging markets

03-27-2018 | 08:31:00
Over the past decade, mobile money adoption has skyrocketed - a phenomenon that has primarily been driven by growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK

03-26-2018 | 10:50:00
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.

[Column] Sabine Dall’Omo: Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water wise move for Africa

03-22-2018 | 11:26:00
Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Creating an inclusive economy for all

03-22-2018 | 10:30:00
The ability for industry to create an inclusive society is often obscured by narratives that center profits and markets or languages of GDP growth and trade statistics.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How East African students can pay for online courses

03-22-2018 | 09:25:00
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.

[Startup Interview] Rahmon Ojukotola, Founder, StartCredits, Nigeria

03-21-2018 | 13:21:00
StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Taming the rising contraband business in Africa

03-21-2018 | 13:09:00
The East African Legislative Council and the East African Business Council have over the years pushed and even instituted policies and legislation meant to punish and arrest the runaway counterfeiting and illicit business

[Column] Shane Leahy: Converging for a better experience; the need for different payment options in the African betting sector

03-20-2018 | 11:17:50
The online betting industry has been transformative for the African marketplace and is now contributing a huge portion to the region's overall economy.

[Column] Benjamin Coetzer: Combating cloud’s biggest security risk - the user

03-20-2018 | 10:54:00
Cloud is coming into its own. Forrester says that public cloud platforms, business services, and applications will reach $236B by 2020.

[Column] Ashok Shah: Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa

03-15-2018 | 12:01:00
Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region. Ashok Shah, Group CEO of APA Apollo examines the opportunities this brings.

[Column] Simon Carpenter: Predictions for how tech will shape the world in 2018

03-15-2018 | 10:16:00
A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it does now.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity

03-15-2018 | 08:23:21
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation should be a primary focus for Kenya

03-14-2018 | 14:09:00
The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness.

[Interview] John Enoh, CEO and Co-Founder, Beeptool, Nigeria

03-14-2018 | 06:34:00
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by offering low cost ICT solutions.

[Column] Pierre Aurel: Digitally-driven education platforms key to South African youth

03-12-2018 | 10:27:00
South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing

03-09-2018 | 08:53:45
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.

[Interview] Kannan Ramasamy, CEO, Clayfin

03-08-2018 | 12:11:00
In the rapidly evolving digital world, Clayfin has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the provision of digital banking experience solutions key in helping banks craft digital experiences that enrich customer life journeys.